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The Cuban neurosurgeon Hilda Molina arrived in Argentina on Sunday to visit relatives, 15 years after she broke ranks with former leader Fidel Castro over the healthcare system on the island.
Japan’s Prince Hitachi began an official visit to Peru this weekend to take part in the 110th anniversary celebrations for Japanese immigration to Peru.
Peruvian president Alan García gave his full support to cabinet chief Yehude Simon and Interior minister Mercedes Cabanillas, whom the opposition are demanding they resign because of the violent clashes with indigenous communities which left over 50 dead (half of them policemen) in the Amazonia province.
As the US President Barack Obama administration slowly inches towards normalizing its relations with Cuba, pressure is mounting on the new president to lift the decades-old, and universally acknowledged, anachronistic embargo.
The United States Government and Congress will support Peru in finding a solution through dialogue, with indigenous communities regarding the improvement of the Forestry and Wildlife Law, which is essential for the for the implementation of the bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) reported Friday.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has rescheduled his visit to Chile yet again, amidst growing tensions related to his country’s failure to make timely payments to 52 Chilean businesses – a sum amounting to more than 80 million US dollars.
Cutting down Amazon forest for cattle and soy does not bring long-term economic progress, researchers say. A study of 286 Amazon municipalities found that deforestation brought quick benefits that were soon reversed.
Ski addicts will have to wait a little longer this year before they can begin gliding down Chilean slopes. Although ski resorts were set to open this week, the lack of precipitation - and consequently of snow – has forced ski resorts to postpone their openings until at least the end of June.
Chile’s flag carrier began changing the airspeed sensors in all its Airbus planes following on the steps of Air France’s decision as a consequence of the loss of flight 447 in the Atlantic Ocean with 228 people on board.
Ecuador announced Thursday it had bought back 91% of its “defaulted” bonds via an international auction with drastic rebates of 65% to 70%. The amount involved in the operation was 3.37 billion US dollars.